SHIRE of Mundaring will take key financial planning and reporting documents to a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, 28 June.
The Long Term Financial Plan, Corporate Business Plan and Annual Budget are part of the Shire's Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. The documents put the community's values and vision captured in the 10-year Strategic Community Plan Mundaring 2026 into action.
There will be a briefing at the Special Council Meeting to provide more information on the aims and challenges which have influenced the plans.
Shire President Cr David Lavell said the plans focused on the long-term financial sustainability of the Shire.
"A number of workshops held with elected members reviewed the plans in line with the community's feedback and its expectations for continued service levels and infrastructure," Cr Lavell said.
"Council is committed to meeting the above while creating a Long Term Financial Plan that will see the level of rates required to fund services and infrastructure decrease over a period of time."
Cr Lavell said Council was committed to balancing the community's affordability concerns with expectations for continued levels of service and infrastructure.
He said some of the key infrastructure projects in the four-year Corporate Business Plan included:
- Boya Community Hub (new library and community space)
- Mundaring Indoor Recreation Facility
- Harry Riseborough transportable change room
- Darlington Hall access upgrades
- replacing toilet blocks at Glen Forrest and Sawyers Valley ovals
- lighting upgrades for Mundaring Tennis Club and Mundaring Oval.
The draft Annual Budget is based on a 4% Rate in the dollar increase.
"On behalf of Council I encourage residents to attend the meeting on 28 June and hear more about the key planning and reporting documents," he said.
"Annual Budgets and rate increases are often the main topic of discussion, however it is important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
"We have done this with the Long Term Financial Plan which has a 10-year focus, then the four-year Corporate Business Plan. Projects and services listed in Year 1 of the Corporate Business Plan become part of the Annual Budget.
"We take our responsibility to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the Shire very seriously and are committed to achieving this while ensuring our community is heard."
The Special Council Meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28 June at the Shire Administration Centre's Council Chambers, 7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.
View the Council agenda and documents